Exercise

Exercise can extend your life, even if you’re overweight: study

January 22, 2013

Yet more evidence to inspire you to get moving — new research shows that people who do regular physical activity, such as brisk walking, live longer than those who lounge in front of the television or computer, regardless of weight. “This finding may help convince currently inactive persons that a modest physical activity program is […]

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Exercise, Diet Improve Longevity For Older Women

July 10, 2012

We’ve long known that exercising and eating fruits and veggies can, over the long-term, help improve both the quality and quantity of our years. But the effect of healthy behaviors on longevity among those who have already reached senior citizen status may also be strong. That’s especially true when a produce-heavy diet and exercise routine […]

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Sports Drink Alternatives? 7 Healthier Picks To Power Up Your Workout

July 6, 2012

After a tough workout at the gym, many people reach for a sports drink. You know the ones; those technicolor fruit drinks, most often labeled with an “ade” suffix (“Powerade,” “Gatorade,” etc.) and an ingredient list long enough to make any nutrition-minded person give pause. At about 100 calories per 16 ounces, on average, a […]

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Serious Exercise May Benefit Middle-Aged Arteries

June 28, 2012

High levels of exercise help prevent stiffening of the arteries in middle-aged people, a small new study says. The highly active people had far less arterial stiffness than the others. The researchers also found little difference between men and women in the highly active group, but considerable difference between men and women in the inactive […]

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You’re never too old to reduce Alzheimer’s risk with exercise

May 7, 2012

Even if you’re 80 or older, it’s not too late for daily exercise to reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. And if hitting the gym isn’t quite your style, here’s more good news: You can also benefit by doing housework, researchers say. Plenty of research has suggested that people […]

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Does Exercise Make You Overeat?

May 3, 2012

Some people respond to exercise by eating more. Others eat less. For many years, scientists thought that changes in hormones, spurred by exercise, dictated whether someone’s appetite would increase or drop after working out. But now new neuroscience is pointing to another likely cause. Exercise may change your desire to eat, two recent studies show, […]

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Exercise a Good Pick-Me-Up After Cancer Treatment: Study – HealthDay (healthday.com) -by Robert Preidt – (Wednesday, February 1, 2012) –

February 13, 2012

Exercise can improve the health, energy and well-being of cancer patients after they’ve completed their main cancer treatment, a new review finds. University of Hong Kong researchers analyzed the results of 34 clinical trials that examined the effects of physical activity among adult patients with breast, prostate, gynecologic, colorectal, gastric or lung cancer. The study […]

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Studies show 15 minutes of daily exercise can help – Associated Press – By Alicia Chang – (Monday, August 15, 2011) –

August 16, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don’t despair if you can’t fit in the recommended 30 minutes of daily exercise. Growing evidence suggests that even half that much can help.  It’s still no excuse to slack off. Regular exercise strengthens muscles, reduces the risk of some diseases and promotes mental well-being. The more exercise, the better.     http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_MED_JUST_15_MINUTES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-08-15-18-53-08

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Aerobic exercise can increase brain size, keeping you mentally sharp – Los Angeles Times (CA) – By Eryn Brown – (Monday, January 31, 2011)

February 2, 2011

Another reason to follow through with that New Year’s resolution: Aerobic exercise keeps the aging brain — as well as the aging body — in fighting form. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Illinois, Rice University and Ohio State showed that a program of aerobic exercise, over the course of a year, […]

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